Talent Director Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Talent Directors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $101K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Female Talent Directors far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Talent Directors. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,566 - $153,630
$63K
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MEDIAN: $101,097
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$59,598 - $166,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Job Description for Talent Director

Talent directors serve an upper-management position within HR (human resources) to create a work environment aligned with their organization's goals, as well as recruit and retain highly effective employees and manage other members of the recruiting department. They work primarily in an office, but may travel to different offices or sites depending on the company's needs.

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Talent Director Tasks

  • Interview, audition and hire performers to fill various roles.
  • Match specific talent types to appropriate roles for motion picture, radio, theatre and other entertainment.
  • Liaise between actors, directors and agents to negotiate contracts, set appointments and hold auditions.
  • Lead talent management strategy to ensure talent is developed to and reaches its full potential.

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Pay by Experience Level for Talent Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Talent Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $67K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $91K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $127K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $149K.

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Key Stats for Talent Director

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Talent Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲22%

National Average
$104,000

Mid-Career
▼12%

Entry-Level
▼36%

Skills That Affect Talent Director Salaries

Organizational Development
▲39%

National Average
$104,000

Human Resources
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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